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Mexican Peso

Visiting somewhere in Mexico? We have you covered.

If you're planning a trip to Mexico, it's important to have the right currency on hand to ensure a smooth and hassle-free experience. Mexico's official currency is the Mexican peso, and it's recommended to exchange your money for pesos before your trip to avoid unfavourable exchange rates and additional fees.

Once you have the right currency, you'll be able to fully enjoy Mexico's vibrant culture, beautiful beaches, and delicious cuisine. From the bustling streets of Mexico City to the historic ruins of Chichen Itza, there's something for every type of traveller in this diverse and enchanting country. With Ramsdens' currency exchange service, you can be sure that you're getting great value for your money and can focus on enjoying your trip to Mexico

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How far will my money go throughout Mexico?

Mexico is a diverse country with varying prices depending on the region and the level of luxury you are looking for. Generally speaking, the cost of living in Mexico is lower than in many Western countries, so your money can go a long way. Here are some examples of prices for common expenses in Mexico:

- Food: You can find inexpensive street food for as little as £1-2 per meal, or dine in mid-range restaurants for around £10-20 per person. High-end restaurants can cost £50 or more per person.

- Accommodation: Budget travellers can find hostel beds for as little as £10-20 per night, while mid-range hotels and Airbnbs can cost around £50-100 per night. Luxury hotels can cost £200 or more per night.

- Activities: The cost of activities can vary widely depending on what you're interested in. Visiting museums and historical sites can cost around £5-10 per person, while tours and activities like snorkelling or ziplining can cost anywhere from £30-100 per person.

Overall, Mexico can be a very affordable destination for travellers, especially if you are willing to stay in budget accommodations and eat at local street food stalls. However, the cost of living in popular tourist destinations like Cancun or Los Cabos can be higher, so it's important to research prices ahead of time to ensure you're budgeting appropriately.

Denominations

The Mexican peso is the official currency of Mexico. It is abbreviated as MXN or MEX$. The following are the denominations of the Mexican Peso:

Coins: 10¢, 20¢, 50¢, $1, $2, $5, and $10

Banknotes: $20, $50, $100, $200, $500, and $1,000

Things to do while in Mexico

Mexico is a vast country with a rich history and diverse culture, offering a range of experiences for any traveller. The capital city of Mexico City is a must-visit destination, with its stunning architecture, delicious cuisine, and fascinating museums. The National Museum of Anthropology, in particular, is a must-visit for history buffs, showcasing Mexico's ancient civilizations such as the Maya and Aztecs. The iconic Frida Kahlo Museum, also known as the Blue House, is another popular attraction, giving visitors a glimpse into the life and art of the famous artist.

For beach lovers, Mexico has a range of stunning coastal destinations, such as Cancun, Tulum, and Puerto Vallarta. These areas offer crystal-clear waters, white sandy beaches, and a range of water activities such as snorkelling, diving, and surfing. Those looking for a more relaxed atmosphere can head to the Yucatan Peninsula, where the laid-back town of Tulum offers a bohemian vibe and some of the best food in the country.

Mexico is also famous for its vibrant festivals and traditions, such as the Day of the Dead, which takes place in early November. During this time, the streets come alive with colourful costumes, traditional dances, and elaborate altars honouring the deceased. Visitors can also witness the iconic lucha libre wrestling matches, taste authentic tequila, and shop for traditional crafts and textiles at local markets.

Whether you're a history buff, beach lover, or culture enthusiast, Mexico has something for everyone. With its warm hospitality and rich traditions, it's no wonder that Mexico remains a top destination for travellers from all around the world.

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